Sunday, December 22, 2019

Around here - GOMA

Yesterday the kids and I went to GOMA to see the new "Water" exhibit.  We have been to GOMA many times to see great exhibits for free however I didn't realize this was a paid exhibition until we got there.  Since we drove all the way in to see it, we went ahead and bought tickets anyway.  Adults were $18 and students $16.  We got there when it opened so there weren't too many people and I think everyone was Christmas shopping so it was actually a good time to go to the Gallery.  No queues and plenty of space to see things.

The first thing the kids did was the suspended gymnastic rings where you have to get from one side to the other on the rings. The kids loved this and it was harder than it looked.

We then went and saw the Riverbed featuring more than 110 tonnes of rock.  I stayed at the entrance as my shoes weren't suitable for me to be walking on rocks.

This was bubbles coming out of pipes.

Then we went to see the 99 animals at the watering hole.

Then there was the snowman in an industrial freezer which I understand is originally from Switzerland.  This snowman is over 30 years old has been at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Franciso MOMA.  Here is an article about the snowman.

After we finished we went upstairs to the Modern Art & Pop area.

Don't you love the Venetian blinds all hung together to form artwork.

These items were all made from old things, camera's, beaters, phones, tap, electric cords etc.

This picture was made out of thousands of tiny mosaics which were no bigger than 1cm.

This is a close up of one of the flowers under the first person on the left.


  1. What a fascinating exhibition! The venetians blinds are lovely en masse - such a cool look. And the mosaics ... wow. I smiled at the snowman, as I'd never heard of this before. It's great when you can mosey round an exhibition without crowds, isn't it.

    1. Sure is.....and the so interesting.

  2. I must go into GOMA to say hello to the snowman, Kathy. How fascinating! Meg:)